Foster The People scaled some pretty successful heights with 2011's spectacular Torches. Three years on, the group are back with a new single, "Coming Of Age," which introduces their upcoming second studio LP, Supermodel, due to hit record store shelves March 18th.
The new single finds the Los Angeles trio revisiting the same formula as their debut release. Sunny guitar, check. Poppy bouncy chorus, check. Laid back percussion, check. Singer Mark Foster's recognisable vocals, check. In fact, "Coming Of Age" would fit in seamlessly with the rest of the tracks on Torches.
It seems like Mark Foster and his crew really took to heart the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" and wanted to play it safe. Not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes it's good to challenge what fans come to expect and spread one's artistic wings a little bit (just ask Beyoncé).
Still, this doesn't take away from the fact that "Coming Of Age" is a well-crafted tune that is bound to get a lot of love on alternative radio. Let's hope Foster and his people have a few surprises up their sleeves when the album finally drops.